Yeah, I know that article has been posted/debated before, but as I said in my first post just didn't see it in this thread. and again it's from 2011, hotly contested but it does have some tests related to comments here. (I think this is another case where I regret posting/wasting all our time lol)
anyway, my SIL went thru 2 plasmas and returned them (bad luck I guess, buzzing, didn't like the battery glasses (has kids), saw some IR, etc) - then saw a review of the LG 6700 at televisioninfo (dated 3/21/2012) - http://www.televisioninfo.com/content/LG-47LM6700-3D-LED-LCD-HDTV-Review.htm
that said in the summary - "The best 3D in the business
", so went looking for one and got the 55LM7600 for $1650 (I think) w/12 pairs glasses, including some kids size. 3rd time was the charm for them. Not a perfect TV of course, but a great fit for them. And it's almost made a 3D convert out of me. Hugo 3D and Journey 2 looked great and some Tahiti 3D movie I remember as being very very sharp in 3D. zero complaints from any of them or me on the 3D image quality. (But I didn't care at all for the ("wii"-like) magic remote - no input button???. EU models had both remotes but US buyers don't - cost $13 or so for the std remote.)
it's a 55in with the couch appx 8ft away
(just under, less than the 'recommended' I think) - no "artifacts" that any of us have seen nor are lines visible at that distance
. (Yes, very close you can see lines in 3D, but who sits that close.) Not what I expected after reading all the comments about passive 3D rez.
But again I'm sure there's better out there (and already commented on IPS panel/black level, edge lit, etc earlier above) but he could have done a lot worse. All things considered, the LG 55in/7600 seems perfect for them. (No buzzing, IR, no headaches, no batteries in glasses, no flicker, crosstalk, very wide viewing angles, no issues seen with 24fps movies or fast motion 3D or 2D)
I always thought if I ever bought a 3D tv it would be an active/plasma, but not so sure now. But by the time I'm in the market things will have changed/improved again and I'd definitely look at active and plasma again. (knock on wood my CCFL LCD (2D) still going strong ... but I probably jinxed it by saying that)
Didn't want to stir the pot on passive vs active (again) but wanted to say how impressed we have been with the 2012 LG 7600's 3D. After seeing all the comments on passive 3D in forums for years, I would never have expected it to look as good as it does (IMHO).
BTW - They did see some 3D problems (severely out of sync on fast motion) with some specific 3D movies (most were 20th Cent. Fox titles - Ice age DOTD, RIO but also the 3 Musketeers) with a Sony BDP-S790 that had been updated w/firmware from May 2012 (nothing later yet). Tried them in a Yamaha A1010 and a BB store's Panny player - worked fine (same TV/settings). So returned the S790 for another one (with original/earlier firmware) and that one was fine, so he didn't upgrade the FW. There's some posts here and at bluray.com (S590 owner recently) about this issue. (and some older reports on the same thing with some other players, some fixed in fw updates already.) S590 owner reported it to sony so hopefully they'll fix it soon. Just a FYI as some may blame their TV.
I don't know how highly thought of that tvinfo site is but they have tested plasmas also (and rated them higher overall, esp. for 2D pix quality). Their reviews do seem better than some but that's just my opinion. Nothing more I can contribute here so I'll bow out. (Didn't mean to write a book.) Have a great weekend.Edited by Xlr8yourMac - 7/13/12 at 12:04am